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Grand Athletic Sports at Mountain Ash. At the Duffryn Grove (by kind per- mission of Lord Aberdare) the annual tea and athletic sports was held last Mon- day afternoon. The following were the officials: -Jud,,es Rev. J. Sinnett Jones, M.A., Captain F. N. Gray, J.P., Lieut. G. A. Evans, J.P., Messrs. W. S. Davies, M.E., D. R. Morgan, M.E., Evan Jenkins, W. G. Thomas, and Bert Mills (Tasman- ia). Chief Steward, Mr P. Rees. Judges steward, Mr. G. L. Stone. Competition steward, Mr. E. Eyles. Telegraph steward, MrB. Tiley- Athletic stewards, Messrs. W. H. Thomas, T. Phillips, G. Jeffries, and G. Pouting. Starter, Mr G. Leighton. Handicapper, Mr. T. Wil- liams (Llwvnypia). Treasurer, Mr. J. K. Brooks. General .secretary, Mr H. Hale. Assistant sees., Messrs. A. E. Alder and F. Stephens. The executive committee was composed of the following:—Chairman, Mr. Tudor Davies, M.E., and Messrs. G. L. Stone, E. Jenkins, J. Grant, J. C. Bluett, D. J. Morse, J. Bevnon, T. Fisher, J. Perry, C. Archer, W. Davies, J. P. Williams, R. Price, T. Phillips, W. Carhart, J. Woods, J. Ellery, E. R. Rees, J. Lewis, H. Bowers, H. Dunkley, L. Phillips, J. Fidler, G. Jefferies, EL Eyles, D. Sliep- pa.rd, 11. Eivans, B. Price, J. Falder, W. H. Thomas, and C. Ellery. A large crowd had assembled despite the heavy rain which fell almost continu- ously. The programme was about the best for athletic sports ever presented to the public of Mountain Ash. The events were won by the following:- 100 Yards Bo Race.—1st heat: 1, W. R. Jones, Merthyr; 2, G. Evans, Moun- tain Ash. 2nd heat: 1, J. S. Isaacs, Mountain Ash; 2, R. Davies, Merthyr. Final: 1st, J. S. Isaacs; 2nd, R. Davies, Merthyr; 3rd, Gomer Evans. 120 Yards Novice.—1st heat: 1, Morgan Ashford, Mountain Ash; 2nd heat, Thos. Evans, Mountain Ash; 3rd heat, W. Bick, Penrhiwceiber; 4th heat, W. Davies, Ystalyfera 5th heat, .T. S. Isaac, Mountain Ash; 6th heat, J. Ingram, Mountain Ash: 7th heat, J. Loader, Tre- alaw; 8th heat, M. J. Barry, Mountain Ash; 9th heat. W. H. Jones, Llan- fabon; 10th heat, W. Frederick, Blaen- clvdach; 11th heat, E. James, Ynysddu; 12th heat, Sam Rees, Pengam. Semi- Final: W. Davies, W. Bick, J. S. Isaac, J. Loader, W. Frederick, Sam Rees. Final: 1st, W. Frederick; 2nd, J. Loader; 3rd, W. Davies. 100 Yards Choristers' Race, under 14 years: 1st, T. Jones; 2nd, S. Jones; rd, F. Mills. 100 Yards Choristers' Race, under H; years: 1st, W. C. E,vaus;.2nd, J. Grant; 3rd. D. Ei. Evans. 120 Yards Open Handicap. Semi- Final: Bert Morgan, Penrhiwceiber; J. J. Evans, Pontypridd; D. Bevan, Moun- tain As'h: J. Jenkins, Clydach Vale; G. Banfield, Pontlottyn; J. Hay ward, Llan- bradach. Final: 1st, D. Bevan; 2nd, Bert Morgan; 3rd, J. Jenkins. Girls' Race, 80 Yards: 1st, E. Moore; 2nd, Lily Davies; 3rd, S. H. Ellis. Girls' Race, 60 Yards: 1st, S. H. Ellis; 2nd. L. Davies; 3rd, E. Davies. 200 Yards Obstacle Race.—Final: 1st, W. Davies, Ystradfellte; 2nd, T. J. Youatt, Neath. Tug-of-War: 1st, Lee and Cynon; 2nd, Caegarw. The Volunteer Band brightened mat- ters considerably by their splendid selec- tions, with Mr. John Bond as conductor. A small detachment of the Mountain A,sh Branch St. John Ambulance Brigade was present under Corpl. Rowlands. A large marquee had been thoughtfully erected for the tea, and ';he following ladies assisted: Mesdames Bryant, Weaver, Martin, Morgan, Tranter, Roderick, Price, Richards, Geo. Stone, Edwards, Pearman, J. Hardiman, Par- tridge, Sheppard, Bethel Ruck, Piyulter, Broom, R. Davies. Clarke, Williams, F. Filer, EL Br am well, Gentle, Hyde, Mead. J K. Brooks, Sellick, Phillips, Evans, Walsh, Rees, Lewis, W. Sellick, Lye, Bolton, S. J. W. Gillard, Weeks, and Jenkins: also the Misses Harland, Young, Norah Richards, Gladys Rees, M. Rees. Pritchard, Maggie Ashill, Bevnon, Phillips, Jonas. Edwards, Bessie Rees, and A. Evans. A splendid tea was par- taken of by a large number. The affair wa.s a financial success owing to the un- tiring efforts of Mr. Tudor Davies and the general secretary. Mr. H. Hale. to- gether with the splendid exertions of the executive committee.
Scraps. BY r SCRIBE" "'God's Acre" in Aberdare has grown to a great number of acres. The Rev. R. J. Jones, M.A., in the course of an interesting sermon on Sunday even- ing, thinks it is growing too fast, and that we shall soon have to adopt some ether method of disposing of our dead. Forty-nine acres have been filled with dead bodies in about 40 years. This is at the rate of over one acre per annum in the Aberdare District alone. As in many another problem, the land is at the bottom of this question. Sha'J the dead be allowed to oust the living? Must the, latter be huddled up in COIl-, gested areas while the departed mono- polise large tracts of land which is suit- able for building purposes? Mr, Jones declared that man's reason had decided this question, but that his sentiment, nhich was stronger thin reason, could not consent to the change. Mr. Jones looked at the matter from the hygienic standpoint as well. This was a strong argument against the bur- ial system. The Late Du Mauriei had YEt another reason why he wished to be cremated. Like a good many leading men of the age, he desired cremation, not so much from the hygienic stand- point, but because his artist mind shrank from the mental contemplation of the loathsome decay that accompanied de- composing humanity. Mr. Jones has taken a lead in this question. It is hoped that others will express their views. At Cardiff last week a Dairy Comiiany was summoned by Inspector John Strange for selling a sample of milk which was said to have been deficient in milk fat to the extent of 30 per cent. The suggestion of tampering was strenu- ously denied, and the summons was dis- missed. Aberdare Valley Magistrates are not so lenient. Here a milk vendor is deemed to be liable even if he has not touched th,e milk. If the milk has been diluted in the cow's udder by the grass of earth and the showers of heaven, even then, according to Sir Marchant Wil- liams' dictum, the man with the pail has to suffer. Really it is the Clerk of the Weather that ought to pay the fine for the attenuation of cream and deficiency in butter fat caused by his own vagaries. Arthur Marks, a well-known Merthyr cyclist, has succumbed to heart failure at the early agie of 29. 1 believe that it was at this age that Arthur Linton's brillia nt career was closed in death, and from the same cause Jimmy Michael, the other remarkable Aberaman cyclist, also died too young. Most of our professional wheelers appear to be enamoured of the gods. for they die young. The racing cyclist's life is bright but brief. The excitement of the cycle track and the strain of competition is too much for a weak heart. Weather forecasts at seaside resorts are about Its unreliable a.si the weather itself. Nevertheless, those who are held responsible for them claim infallibility for them. If the weather in town tallies with the prognostication on the forecast board, then all is well. But if they hap- pen to be at variance, we are told that the forecast applies to the district, which is. of course, vel-y large, and sub- ject to a multiplicity of weathers in var leus parts. The Breton has been singularly evi- dent in the land of his Cymric cousin this .suminer. We had the delegates to the National Eisteddfod in our midst, and their presence was the means of un- earthing many a mute, inglorious Breton scholar- that blushed unseen in the shades of Gwalja. Then we have had the usual crowd of onion vendors. It is the reverse of the usual legend, "From stage to cross." In the, case of Capt. Bailey it is "From cross to stage." Some time ago he was converted to the Salvation Army. Now he has been per- verted to the stage. U I have become convinced," he said to a a Daily Dis patch" reporter, "that my musical abilities would never be recognised in the Army, as they would be on the stage, and I cannot see the slightest objection to my taking the step I propose. Until I was 22 years of age I had never seen the interior of a theatre or a. music-hall, and imagined that actors and actresses must necessarily be wicked. Lately, however, I have been afforded ample opportunities of observing stage life behind the scenes, and, as a resnlt, my ideas have totally changed." Shades of Clement Scott! At a meeting of the Monmouthshire Baptist Association at Bassaleg it was stated that the Welsh language wa,s dy- ing. The S.W.D.N. says: — "We are bc'und to confess we do not understand what such astatemenl means." Well, well! And to me it is so very simple and clear. If a language is taught in the home it will live. If not it will ere long be relegated to the classic dead. I think that, the meaning of that statement is plain enough. Two or three Aberdare men who were holiday-making in Aberystwyth went to Lampter one day. Their absorption in the charms of Llanbedr was so deep that they missed two trains with which they intended to return to Aber. And the funny part of the story is that a local police officer is blamed for their deten- tion. But it should be remembered that the officer was also off duty, he being on furlough at the time. Sir Marchant Williams has the sense and shrewdness to see that, the' Sundar Trading prosecutions are, silly and qirte useless. Of course, they will not put a stop to trading on the Sabbath. The refreshment vendor—especially if he is fairly well to do-pays his 5s. weekly fine (or license) cheerfully, knowing full* well that this breeze of prosecution will soon blow over," and then he may go on selling his Sunday pop and lollipops to heart's content. I see from the Stipendiary's observa- tions that it was the County Council that planned this anti-Sunday breaking cam- paign. But who prompted the County Council to take action r Did not the good old dame, Mrs. Grundy, have a hand in the matter? You cannot make people good by Acts r, oF Parliament—or bye-laws—if they are or a coercive nature. A prosecution that is a persecution defeats its avowed ob- ject. Gold discovered again! This time it is in the valley of the Wye. We are told on the usual reliable authority that it is (õ as fine a property as the Rand itself." -kl.t I this will put Mount Morgan in the shade. Who will be the next Gold King? And will he come over to the Merthyr Boroughs to try for a Parliamentary seat ? Speaking at Blackwood the other day the Rev. G. Neighbour, Mountain Ash, said that the reason why there were so many "Weary Willies" and "Tired Tims at .e, end of the scale was be- cause. there were so many of the same fraternity at the other end, men who were to be found doing no other work than sucking1 the; knobs of their gold cones. Socialism stood for the humanis- ation of politics. The last phrase may be true, but I hardly think that the abolition of cane- sur-king among the idle genteel would lessen the number of "Weary Willies" cr abate the indolence which is the car- dinal characteristic of "Tired Tim." Socialism may work wonders, but I fear that William and Timothy will continue to provide problems for us. The millen- nium may come and capitalism and land- lordism may go, but the knight of the road will tramp on for ever.
I Cwmaman Cottage Garden Show. "God Almighty first planted a garden. And, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks: and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to civilitv and ele- gancy men come to build .stately, sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection. — Lord e <)I Bacon. He would be a very bold man who would undertake to say who first wrote in praise of gardens and gardening; and he would be a still bolder man who would undertake to compile a list of the names of the essayists and poets who ha.ve written ill praise of this occupation and recreation. Virgil, tho great Roman poet, in his Georgies, describes the management of crops, of trees, and vines, of cattle and horses, and of frees. But he is .not the only Ancient and Non- British writer. Nor is Bacon the only English writer who has treated on Gar- dens." Temple, Shenstone. Cowley, Wal pole have also written es-says of more than passing interest on horticulture, and Shakespea re" so accurately de- scribes the operations of gardening that some have supposed him to be a pro- fessed horticulturist. But scant justice and, indeed, scant notice have so far been liestowed on the Cottage Garden. As I elbowed my way through the ex- cellent Workmen's Hall at Cwmaman and saw the altogether admirable collec- tion of flowers, fruit, and foliage, and observed the evident pleasure of the sightseers and the pride of the cuiti- vators, I could not but feel that garden- ing irf the past has been sadly neglected as a means of culture. What I mean is that we have viewed gardening too much as a method of raising vegetables and too little as a means of growing men. In deed, I am inclined to think that with advancing civilisation the technical name for this art or science will be not horti- culture but (if I may coin a term) humaniculture. To begin with, what occupation or re- creation can compare with th,i,s as a means of physical culture? Of necessity it must be indulged in out of doors, and eo gives one the benefit of fresh air. It exercises all the muscles of the body, and that free from all violence, and gives the brain much-needed rest. Compare it with say footballing or cycling and you will see the superiority of gardening as a recreation. Tn this respect it is singu- larly appropriate to the underground toiler, for it gives him just the kind of change of environment and employment he needs after his perilous and arduous toil in the mine. Intellectually, it not only gives the brain a rest, but an in- valuable. training. The succfssful gar- dener must ever observe times and seasons for all manner of plants, and grafting affords endless opportunities for the inventive mind. Morally there is no question that tilling the ground is the most refining and cha.stening of all re- creations: and occupations. Where in the world is there such a school of patience as a garden? Nature there, by ever taking her own time to perfect her own work. teaches man that he who hurries slowly most surely safely arrives at his destination. Where is. the vice of neglect so swiftly and justly punished as in a garden ? Where is honest toil so surely rewarded? Where is man's kin- ship with nature so closely realised as in cultivating the -oil? Is there not deeper significance than we have yet realised in the fact that man's career is represented as having begun in a garden; and that to be driven from a garden was a sore punishment? In one of his books, John leuskin earnestly exhorts his readers to go in for gardening. You are only a boy or a girl. What can you do? Is there no garden where you can get from some generous person leave to weed the beds, or sweep up the dead leaves?" He tells us he once allowed a little ten year old girl to weed his garden, and she ever after spoke of it as favour done to her and not to the garden and to him, That is only to say what I have said above, that fie who cultivates a bit of ground in front or at the back of his house, is in reality cultivating himself to be healthy in body, alert in mind, generous and gentle of soul. I may point out an additional advant- age, and a not inconsiderable one, viz., that gardening* is one of the very few hobbies which has in ;i- the possibilities of the pecuniary remuneration. I will only add my congratulations to the committee on the splendid success of their enterprise, and to express the hope that thev will add to the already heavy obligations of a grateful community by persevering in their efforts to make Cottage Gardening popular, profitable and pleasurable. VISITOR,
Football. On Monday last, a trial match was played nnder the auspices of the Aberdare Town Association Football Club at the Athletic Grounds. There was a fairly good attend- ance. Among the contestants were several local players of repute including a fair sprinkling of outsiders. The game, which was under the superintendence of Mr A. V. A. Jarman, Cwmbach, was not of a scientific description yet there were a few men on both sides who created a good im- pression, and the committee could do worse than recognise the claims of these men for places in the team. The match ended in a pointless draw. The practice match in connection with the team will be held shortly. In the meantime. Mr T. D. Jones, the club's secretary, is doing all in his power to revive interest in local soccer. On Saturday last, trial matches were played at the Park by the Trecynon Wind- sors and the Aberdare Thistle preparatory to their starting their season's campaign. The prospects of the teams are rosy, but they have not yet completed the formation of their clubs.
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Mountain Ash Education Committee. On Tuesday, Mr. W. Davies in the chair. The other members present were Mrs. Oven Jones, Mrs. Thomas Jones (Abercynon), Messrs. R. Parsons, Hugh Price, J. P. Davies, Evan Morris, W. Fenwick, T. W. Jones, E. V. Tidman, W. Griffiths, W. S. Davies, Capt. F. N. •Gray, J.P., Tho". Jones, JP., Bruce Jones, and Dr. Morgan, with Mr. Alfred Morgan (director) and Mr. F. Stock (ac countanti. PROBATIONERS. The result of the County Probationers' Examination was considered, and 25 pro- bationers were appointed as teachers under tha Committee. P.T.C. The Board of Education wrote enclos- ing a report by H.M. Inspector of Schools, which stated that the Ponty- pridd Pupil Teachers' School premises were unsuitable. There was no provision for practical work in science; there was no proper class-room, neither was there a room for the head teacher and assist- ant teachers, and no provision for play- ing games. The staff were well quali- fied, and the work was performed as good as could be expected. I The letter was referred to committee. INFANTS. The Secretary of a Consultative Com- mittee, London, wrote asking the opin- ion of the members regarding attendance of children under 5 years of age at school. The Director was authorised to forward the views of the committee on the matter to the Consultative Committee. Miss Thomas, cookery mistress, whose present salary is .£80 per year, applied for an advance. The Director recommended that her salary be increased by £5 annually until .,KIOO maximum be reached. v The application was referred to the Finance Committee. ECHO OF THE HAIL STORM. Mr. W. Williams, Headmaster of the Duffryn Boys' School, said that the school cleaner had been obliged to ob- tain assistance to clean the school after the recent hail-storm. Her husband and two women had considerable work in getting rid of the water and hailstones from the school-rooms. It was decided to pay lis. extra. RESIGNATION AND APPOINTMENT. » Miss Williams, of the Miskin Mixed School, sent in her resignation, which was accepted with regret, she having served the committee for 14 years. James Owen Davies, Abercynon-road, was appointed trained certificated teacher at the Moriah Standard Seven School. WHO GAVE THE ORDER? The Director said that the District Council had sent in an account for J>3 10s. for erecting a street lamp neai- a school in Penrhiwceiber. He could not recollect the Committee giving instruc- tions to have the lamp placed there. Mr. W. Griffiths: Then who gave the order ? Capt. Gray: I fancy the manager gave the order. Mr. J. P. Davies: I beg your pardon, I did not. (Laughter.) Mr. Griffiths: I propose we do not pay. The account was referred back to the Council. HALF-HOLIDAY. The Director said that the following schools had earned the half-holiday grant for excellent attendance: — Caegarw Mixed, Caegarw Girls, Ynysboeth Mixed, and Trerobert Boys. APPLICATION REFUSED. Mr. A. Morgan read an application from the window-cleaner for a fortnight's holiday, without any deduction in his wages. Mr. Morgan pointed out that this man was paid extra for any over- time that he worked. Capt. Gray moved that the request be not granted, and the motion was agreed to. MAGIC LANTERN. The Director asked permission to pur- chase a magic lantern for the use of Evening Schools during the forthcoming session. The committee had practically given their consent last October, but it had not been entered explicitly in the minutes. The necessary permission was now given, the price of the lantern to be about .£20. WELSH SUMMER SCHOOL. Mr. D. James, secretary of the Welsh Summer School, had sent in a written report to the effect that the seven students sent to Aberystwyth from Mountain Ash had regularly attended the classes and lectures. He thanke7 the committee for their support. The Director added that the students had also sent in reports, some written in Welsh and some in English. Mr. W. S. Davies: Read a Welsh one for the benefit of the Rev. E. V. Tidman. (Laughter.) The Director made an effort to read the title page, and Mr. W. S. Davies re- marked, Da, machgen i." ("Good I)oy." ) (Laughter.) VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr. W. Millar was appointed vice- chairman of the Education Committee. MEDICAL OFFICER FOR SCHOOLS. Mr. R. Parsoni4 had a notice of motion on the agenda that the committee ap- point a medical officer of health for the » schools. Mr. Parscns now a^ked to withdraw the mot-on until next year en the ground that a Bill had been introduced to Par- liament granting additional powers to local authorities to appoint medical officers for schools. Leave was granted to withdraw the motion.
Mountain Ash County Court. TUESDAY.—Before His Honour Judge J. Bryn Roberts. ABERCYNON GLAZIER SUED. The Pontypridd Furnishing Co. sued David Gilinski, glazier, Abercynon, for £ 10 due for furniture. fr. Gwilym Jones appeared for plain- tiffs, and Mr. Lewis, Pontypridd, for de- fendant. In reply to Mr. Jones, defendant said he was only 19 years of age, and earned no more than 15s. a week, from which hI. had to support his widowed mother. Mr. Jones contended that defendant ought to pay his debts first of all before being generous to other people. His Honour reduced the order to 36. per month. ADMINISTRATION REQUESTS. Joseph Jenkins, Abercynon-road, Aber. cynon, employed at the Dowlais-Cardiff Colliery, owed odd. He had seven children, and earned Æ1 18s. per week. He was willing to pay 16s. per month.— The application was granted. Enoch Greenaway's debts amounted to X42. He was a collier, and lived in Walsh-street, Matthewstown. Applicant did not present a certificate, and the ap plication was adjourned. Thomas Ree-, Penrhiwceiber, whose wages were £ 1 14s. 4d. per week, owed £45. Applicant said he had buried his father, and he was now obliged to sup- port his mother, who lived in North Wales.—The order was granted, appli- cant to pay his debts iu fuli at tho.) rate of 14s. a month. Win. John Winter, 23, Albert-street, Miskin, made a similar application. He worked as a collier at Deep Duffryn Col- liery, and earned 30s. a week.-M-r. Gwilym Jones said he represented appli- cant in the place of Mr. W. Thomas, Aberdare, who was engaged at Aberdare Police Court. Mr. Jones: How many children have you?—I have got three alive, and I have buried 6. Mr. Jones: I only want to know the number living. Mr. Jones said that he had the pay tickets, but no certificate. His Honour (to applicant): Why did you not get a certificate of your-earnings ? Applicant: I paid a man to do the work. You can reckon my wages from the pay tickets. (Laughter.) His Honour: You have not paid us for doing your work. We are not your clerks. Mr. A. Jones, chief clerk, said that ac- cording to the pay tickets the weekly wages were 35s. a week. His Honour: Applicant must pay 16s. a month. Are you willing to pay that?- No, it is too much. His Honour No order. James Hays, who worked at Cwmcynon, was 37 years of age, and owed X46.-Aia order was granted in this case. Wm. Thomas, 97, High-street, Moun- tain Ash, represented by Capt. W. D. Phillips, Aberdare, applied for an order. The debts were £ 36 11s. 2d. Applicant was 55 years of age, and worked at Nixon's Colliery, earning Yl Os. lid. per week. There was no certificate in this case, but Capt. Phillips produced the pay sheets. His Honour was not satisfied with these, and required a certificate, be- cause the pay sheets, as a rule, included the pay of two partners or a man and a boy. Capt. Phillips contended that the Com- pany had no record of a. collier boy's earnings. The contractor was paid, and the Company allowed him to pay the boy direct. His Honour said he understood that the Company did keep a record, and ad- journed the application. Capt. Phillips promised to ascertain the system adopted at collieries by the next court. H. Thomas, Mountain Ash, represented by Mr. Gwilym Jones, owed < £ 42 10s. He earned £1 a neek, and offered 125. a months.—Granted. A MARE'S BROKEN LEG. W. Rees Daviee, Ferndale, sued Evan Lewis, Llanishen, for the value of a mare. Mr. E. Bevan Thomas, Feme'ale, iepresented plaintiff, and Mr. F. P. Charles, Merthyr, the defendant. Mr. Thomas said that while in Aber- cynon on April 29th, defendant's horse kicked plaintiff's mare, and broke her leg, with the result that ehe had to be destroyed. Evidence of this was given by plaintiff, Albert Bennett, Nelson, and Wm. Owen, Herbert-street, Abercynon. Daniel Evan Davies, plaintiff's man- ager, valued the mare at £25. The man in charge of the mare was a. competent one, and the mare was not vicious. Mr Charles then addressed His Honour for the defence, saying that there was no evidence of negligence on the part of the defendant, and even if there was, there was contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff. He then quoted a case bearing on the point. Mr. Thomas briefly replied on the legal aspect of the question. His Honour gave judgment for the defendant, holding that there was no negligence in this case unless the defend- ant knew the horse was a kicker. EJECTMENT ORDER. Mr. Gwilym Jones, on behalf of Jane Thomas, applied for a recovery of tene- ment against. J. Stone. Defendant un- dertook to give up possession in a week, and an order was made accordingly. CLAIM FOR THE V ALUÐ OF A BICYCLE. John Jenkin Evans sued Eva-n Williams for t2 10s., the value of a bicycle. The story of plaintiff was that he went into a shop leaving his bicycle on the kerb, and he then heard some noise outside. He went cut and found the horse of de- fendant on the pavement, the bicycle fast to the reins. The horse ran wild, carry- ing the bicycle with it.—He was cross- examined at some length, and admitted that he left the bicycle on the kerb. He was not aware that he was obstructing the highway.—This was corroborated by Mr. Charles Parsons, in whose shop the plaintiff was when the accident occurred. —Lizzie Anne Bowden said that the cart and horse was unattendedat the time. In the course of her cross-examinatio.i she gave the whole history of the acci- dent. The horse was going up quietly ;n the direction of Penrhiwceiber, and its reins got entangled JH the bicycle handle, and that frightened the horse and he turned back and ran wild.—Mr. Gwilym Jones urged that the plaintiff was guilty of negligence in leaving his bicycle against the kerb.—His Honour: What do you suggest he ought to do? Mr. Gwilym Jones: He should take it to the ,-hop.-His Honour: He should have kept away from the bicycle in a road 30 feet wide. Judgment was given for t2 with costs.
TafT and Cynon Miners. MONTHLY MEETING. The monthly meeting of the above district of miners was held at the Public Institute on Tuesday. Mr. David Jones, Merthyr Vale, occupied the chair, and Mr. Enoch Williams the vice-chair. Theret were also present Ald. Enoch Mor- rel, representative of the district on the .Executive Council; Mr. Peter Gardner, district treasurer, and Councillor John Powell, district secretary. THE NON-UNIONIST QUESTION. The Secretary reported what a mass meeting had resolved to do (reported in another column) regarding the non- unionist difficulty. It was advisable, however, to ,still maintain the pressure on those who had not yet joined, and to organise Show Cards during the fol- lowing week and the subsequent weeks until every miner in the Taff and Cynon District had paid up. The contributions for the day reached a record sum-,iMO, including Parlia- mentary levies, represb-nting 17,992 mem- bers. The cash receivers were Councillor R. Parsons, Mountain Ash; Messrs. Wm. Jones, Treharris, and George Hird, Aber- fan.
Flower, and Poultry Show at Cwmaman. On Monday last the first annual show of the above description was held at the Public Halls. A large number attend- ed, and the committee are sangjiine that it has been a financial success. The president was Mr. W. J. Hep pel l, and the vice-president Mr. T. L. Davies. Dr. R. F. Thomas, Hillside, fulfilled the duties of treasurer, and the following were entrusted with the judicial responsi- bilities: Messrs. F. C. Treseder, Cardiff; William Taylor, Lampeter-, E. G. Danger, Llwydcoed; W. A. Morgan, Penrhiwceiber; John Stroud, Cwmbach; Thomas Walker, Abe m man; John Davies, head gardener, Oaklands, Aber- aman, and Mrs. Dr. Thomas, Cwmaman. The following is a list of awards Vegetable Classes. Kidney Potatoes: 1, James Gough, Bedlwyn-row; 2, D. R. Griffiths, Fforeh- arnan-road; 3, Thomas Davey, Bryn- hyfryd. Potatoes (Round): 1, John Gough; 2, Joseph Harris, Glanaman Cottage; 3. Peter Johnson. Pwllfa Farm. Kidney Beans: 1, Thomas Davey, 61, Brynhyfryd. Carrots: 1', Mrs. Davey, 53, Bryn- hyfryd; 2, James Gough; 3, Llewellyn Pugh, Wordsworth-street. Carrots: 1, Llewellyn Pugh; 2, Thomas Davey; 3, Mrs. Davey, 53, Brynhyfryd. Beetroot: 1, James Gough. Onions (Shallots): 1, Arthur Morris; 2, D. R. Griffiths; 3, Henry Soper, Glan- anian-road. Leeks: 1, Henry Thomas, Railway- row; 2, D. R. Griffiths; 3, Mrs. Davey. Celery: 1, James Gough; 2, D. R. Griffiths. Applets: 1, Wm. Gough, Woodlands; 2, Charles Mosely; 3, David Evans, Woodlands. Gooseberries: 1, William Gough; 2, James Gough; 3, David Rees. Pair of Marrow: 1, D. R. Griffiths. Half Dozen Turnips: 1, Peter Johnson, Pwllfa Farm; 2, Mrs. Davey, 53, Bryn- hyfryd; 3, James Gough. Rhubarb: 1, Charles Mosely.; 2, Robert Gough; 3, Peter Johnson. Cabbage: 1, James Gough; 2, D. R. Griffiths; 3, Mrs. Davey. Two Pickle Cabbages: 1, John Gough; 2, D. R. Grffiiths; 3, Thomas Davey. Lettuce: 1, D. R. Griffiths; 2, Albert Rudiford; 3, Peter Johnson. Parsley: 1, D. R. Griffiths; 2, John Thomas, Fair View; 3, Peter Johnson. Peas: 1, H. O. Hughes, Glen Brook; 2, Llewellyn Pugh; 3, John Gough. Collection of Vegetables: 1, D. R. Grif- fiths; 2, Mrs. Davey; 3, Thomas Davey. Collection of Vegetables, confined to those who employ gardeners: 1, E. M. Hann, Oaklands, Aberaman; 2, R. R. Griffiths, Pen-y-bryn; 3, Sidney Heppell, Fforchneol House. Collection of Fruit (confined): 1, E. M. Hann. POULTRY SECTION. Plymouth Rock: 1, James Gough; 2, Steadman Davies; 3, James Gough. Spanish Minorca 1, Thomas Lewis; 2, Joseph Ebenezer; 3, C. P. Cartlidge. Chicken Class, hatched in 1907: 1, James Gough; 2, T. T. Davies, Globe Inn; 3, John Edwards. Chickens, any other variety: 1, Wm. Eplett. Any Bantam: 1, D. J. Rees; 2, D. J. Rees: 3, Wm. Cole. Selling Class: 1, T. T. Davies; 2, H. Chidgery; 3, D. R. Griffiths. Gift Class, Fowl or Duck: 1, Peter Johnson; 2, H. Chidgery; 3, D. R. Griffiths. Dressed Pair of Fowls: 1, Mrs. M. A. Morris, Morris-street; 2, Peter Johnson; 3. Mrs. Kingsbury, 26, Fforchneol-row. Dressed Pair of Ducks: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, Peter Johnson. PIGEONS. Working Homers: 1, S. Davies; 2, R. Davies; 3, Ben Thomas. Homers (bred previous to 1907): 1, Fred Gough; 2, R. Davies; 3, Ben Thomas. CAGE BIRDS. Norwich: 1, W. H. Mill::om; 2, A. Priday. Yorkshire Cage Birds: 1, A. Williams; 2, Thomas Isaac. Any Variety Canary: 3rd, A. Hughes- Any British Bird-, 1, W. G. Bowen. Any Foreign Bird: 1, A. Millsom; 2. Semuel Jones. RABBITS, CAVIES, AND CATS. Cavy or Guinea Pig: 1, John Davies; 3, E. D. James. Any Variety Cat- 1, John Griffiths, under-manager; 2, Anthony Lloyd; 3, Willie Gough. Tame Rabbit: 1, Frank Gay; 2, Arthur Morris; 3, Frank Gay. Shallow Frame Honey: 1, Charles Mosely. Extract of Honey: 1, Arthur Parr; 2, C. Mosely. 12 White Eggs 1, Peter Johnson; 2, D. Evans, Woodlands; 3, William Smith, Bedlwyn-row. 12 Brown Eggs: 1, David Every, Glad- stoiie-street; 2, Mrs. M. A. Morris; 5, Joseph Harris, Glanaman-road. POT PLANTS. Geranium, any variety: 1, C. Mosely; 2. W. G. Bowen. Pot Flower of Any Variety: 1, Thomas Davey; 2, Evan Jones, LIanwQnno-rond; 3, Arthur Ruddiford. GARDEN FLOWERS. Sweet Peas: 1, Charles Mosely. Dahlias: 1, Joseph Harris. Pinks & Carnations: 1, A. O. Hughes. Pansies or Violas: 1, John Davies. Roses: 1, George Gates. In the competition for garden flower", ronfined to school children, the prizes in the boys' section were won by Masters; William Edwards and Morgan Morgan, and in the girls' section by Miss Gwladys MacGilvery. For the best kept lawn, the 1st prize was divided between Mr. D. Jones and Dr. Thomas, both of Cwmaman, and the second prize was awarded to Mr. W. La rim or e. For the best garden on the Cwmneol Estate the first prize was won by Mr. D. R. Griffiths, and the second by Mr. Llewellyn Pugh. Mr D. R. Griffiths also won the right of having a black and white sketch of his own garden in virtue of his taking' the first prize on the estate, whilst he was also successful in taking the prize of Æ2 for the best garden at- tached to cottage Mr. Peter Johnson won the prize for the best kept allotment ground, and the prize for the best homer- pigeon in the show went tc Mr. James Gough.
Llwydcoed Brook Fatality. A MYSTERIOUS OCCURRENCE. John Jones, a collier, aged 50 years, residing at 30, David-street, Aberaman, left home at 10 o'clock on Sunday morn- ing, accompanied by a fellow-lodger by the name of Robert Edwards to visit the former's brother at Hirwain. They reached Hirwain, and left there about 9.30 at night. They were passing over a brook near the Gamlyn Viaduct, Llwyd- coed, when in some way they both fell into the brook, which is about 20, to 24ft. beneath. A man named Isaac Davies of Trecynon was passing shortly afterwards, and heard groans. Davies went down to the place and found Edwards hanging from a tree by his clothing. He released him, and found that he had a severe scalp wound. Edwards, was under the impres- sion that his friend had gone and left him there. About 6.30 on Monday evening! however, two young men named Titus Griffiths and Joseph John Jones were passing the spot, and noticed the body of a man lying in the brook, quite dead, blood being all over his face. Upon their information Police-sergeant Hop- kins and P.C. Taylor went and removed the body. Edwards lapsed into unconsciousness, but recovered. He is, however, unable to give any details of what occurred on Sunday night. U-
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